John Morris is an Olympic gold medallist and world-class Canadian curler from Canmore, Alberta. Born in Winnipeg and raised in Ottawa, John began curling at the tender age of five, and at age 20 went on to win two Canadian and World Championships, setting records along the way for most wins by a Canadian Junior Curler in 1998 and 1999.
Morris graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Kinesiology which he used to help author the book ”Fit to Curl”. Not only has the book received rave reviews from Sports book critics but it is only a few more copies away from making the Canadian Best-Selling Author list.
In 2006, John teamed up with Kevin Martin and over the next 4 years became one of the most dominant teams in the history of curling. In 2008, despite playing with a broken hand, Morris brought his team to a golden victory at the World Curling Championships. The following year, Morris helped lead his Alberta team to a second straight Brier Championship in front of a packed house at the Calgary Saddledome.
In February 2010, Morris completed his reign of the Curling World, eventually reaching his ultimate goal of Olympic glory by winning gold in Vancouver with a captivated 17 million Canadians cheering them on through their TV sets.
In 2018, Morris joined forces with Kaitlyn Lawes to win the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Olympic Trails, earning a spot to once again represent Canada at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where the mixed doubles made its debut. Morris and Lawes went on to win gold, defeating the reigning world champions from Switzerland 10-3 in the gold medal game.
After Lawes and Morris won the mixed doubles trials and the Olympic gold medal, Morris focused his playing time on mixed doubles for a couple of seasons. He joined Team John Epping as the alternate on Team Ontario at the 2020 Brier. Ahead of the 2020-21 season, Morris joined Team Kevin Koe as the second. They competed at the 2021 Brier as a wild card team where they finished as the runners-up. They made it to the semifinals at the Canadian Curling Trials for Beijing 2022.
Back in mixed doubles, Morris won bronze at the 2021 Canadian Championships while playing with Danielle Schmiemann, who replaced Homan as she gave birth. He reunited with Homan in the fall of 2021 to win a world class mixed doubles bonspiel in Banff/Canmore. Selected to represent Canada in the mixed doubles tournament at Beijing 2022, Homan and Morris posted a 5-4 record in the round robin. They missed the playoffs by one spot and finished fifth overall.